Canongate, founded in 1973, is one of the most exciting, dynamic and innovative publishing houses in the world, with a stable of international names bursting with literary talent and original ideas - David Simon, Barack Obama, Yann Martel, Philip Pullman - yet its roots are firmly Scottish and it retains the spirit of the Scottish Canon.
Come and hear the founder of Canongate, Stephanie Wolffe Murray, in conversation with Jamie Byng, its charismatic and influential publisher together with some of the authors who have helped make the house the international success it is today, including Michel Faber, Louise Welsh and Alasdair Gray.
Alasdair Gray is the legendary Scottish playwright, artist and author of several novels including Lanark which is now regarded as a classic, published by Canongate in 1981.
Louise Welsh is the author of three novels including The Bullet Trick and Naming the Bones, all published by Canongate Books to critical acclaim and commercial success.
Michel Faber is the author of many short stories and novels, including The Crimson Petal and the White and The Fire Gospel which was published in 2008 as part of the Canongate Myth Series. Kirsty Gunn will chair this event.
Free but ticketed event.
Added by canongatebooks on May 25, 2010